American Heart Association Heart Walk Scheduled for May 10

Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Description: The Capital Region’s annual American Heart Association Heart Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 10th at the Crossings Park in Colonie. Join the RPI team and show your support for those we know who have been stricken by heart attack, heart disease or stroke! It's a great way to support survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise overall awareness.

Alpha Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon to Host "Amazing Race"

Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Anderson Field (behind the Heffner Alumni House)
Description: Come participate in the Amazing Race, a fun-filled team-based challenge that will have you running all over campus! Teams of five are needed to participate, at a cost $45 per team, with all proceeds to benefit The Children's Miracle Network.

EHS to Offer Fall Protection Seminar

Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Eng. Seminar Scheduled for May 14

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: JEC 3117
Description: Dr. Chandra Bhat, from the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin, will present "A New Spatial Multiple Discrete-Continuous Modeling Approach to Land Use Change."

Recently Developed Nanomaterial May Be Suitable for Use in Desalination

Research results in computational modeling indicate that a newly developed nanomaterial may be suitable for applications in water desalination and other purification. The research, conducted by Vincent Meunier, the Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Professor of Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer, is in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Gwyneth Cravens to Speak on Nuclear Power

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: DCC 324
Description: The RPI American Nuclear Society is very honored this week to host Gwyneth Cravens, author of "Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy" and one of the stars in Pandora's Promise. Cravens' talk, entitled "Always Look at the Whole," has three parts: (1) The Big Picture: What's At Stake, (2) The Journey From Myth to Fact, and (3) Getting Past "Us vs. Them": Facing the Greatest Challenge Together. Hope to see you there!

Researchers Develop All-Carbon Lithium Battery

Engineering researchers at Rensselaer have developed a new type of rechargeable lithium battery with components made entirely of carbon. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries currently sold around the world to power smart phones, laptops, and countless other devices, this new battery is made without the toxic metal cobalt.

Logo Competition Underway for 36th NSBE/SHPE Career Fair

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:30 AM - Sun , May 4, 2014 12:00 AM
Where: Campus-wide
Description: The 36th NSBE/SHPE Career Fair Committee invites the student body to participate in a logo design competition for Fall 2014! The challenge consists of designing two logos -- one for polos/t-shirts and one for website and advertising materials. Participants may submit designs for EITHER or BOTH logos; entries are due by 11:59pm on Saturday, May 3.

RPI Players to Present "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: RPI Playhouse
Description: Based on the original book by Anita Loos, this musical follows Lorelei Lee, a blonde from Little Rock, Arkansas who knows how to get her way. **PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL SIMILAR PERFORMANCES ARE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 26 AND 27, AS WELL AS MAY 1, 2, AND 3. Please see for details. **

EYES Event Scheduled for April 24

Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Mother's Wine Emporium
Description: The Community Advocates and the Anti-Slavery Club invite you to attend EYES: Educating Youth to Eradicate Slavery, an event to educate the the Rensselaer community about the current impacts of human trafficking worldwide. Guest speaker Doreen Glynn, Jutice Coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, will talk about efforts in New York and New Jersey to end modern-day slavery.